Illini Swimmers Prepare For U.S. Olympic Trials
Aug. 7, 2000
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The United States Olympic Swim Team Trials begin on Wednesday (August 9) in Indianapolis, Ind. Six members of the 1999-2000 University of Illinois squad will be competing for spots on the roster in Sydney.
Anna Christiansen is the only Illini who will compete in more than one event. She will swim in the 400 individual medley and the 200 breaststroke, both of which she swam at the NCAA Championships in March.
The first Illini swimmer to earn All-America status by finishing sixth in the NCAA Championships, Jessica Aveyard, will participate in the 200 backstroke at the Trials. Teammate Kathy Kielty also will compete in that event.
Darcy Adler, the UI record holder in the 100 breast, will compete in that event. Two seniors from the 1999-2000 season also will participate in the Trials. Natasha Messmer will compete in the 200 butterfly. She owns the UI record of 2:02.00 in that event. Emily Wang will participate in the 100 freestyle.
Olympic Swimming Trials Schedule
(all times are central)